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Province Provides Fuel as Manitoba First Nation Waits for Winter Road to Open

Province Provides Fuel as Manitoba First Nation Waits for Winter Road to Open

The Sayisi Dene First Nation in northern Manitoba is receiving 7,500 litres of diesel fuel to temporarily heat homes in the community while a winter road is completed.

The provincially-run Tadoule Lake Airport is providing the fuel as an emergency necessity.

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Extreme Cold Weather Strategy Put in Place at Winnipeg Warming Centres

Extreme Cold Weather Strategy Put in Place at Winnipeg Warming Centres

Brian Bowman
Mayor Brian Bowman announces $20,000 in funding for a short-term extreme cold weather strategy on Thursday, February 1, 2018. (THE WINNIPEG FOUNDATION)

WINNIPEG — New funding will allow several city shelters and warming centres to remain open around-the-clock during extremely cold weather to take in Winnipeg’s most vulnerable.

The city is committing $20,000 for a short-term extreme cold weather strategy being led by the West Central Women’s Resource Centre, Spence Neighbourhood Association and Rainbow Resource Centre.

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Winter Storm to Pack a Punch in Manitoba on Tuesday

Winter Storm to Pack a Punch in Manitoba on Tuesday

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

A winter weather system will roar into Manitoba Tuesday, bringing with it a storm promised to bring several centimetres of snow throughout the province.

West-central regions of Manitoba appear to be on track to receive the brunt of the system, which is originating in Alberta and tracking eastward from Saskatchewan. The Pas and Interlake regions are under snowfall warnings, where accumulation is said to be between 10-20 centimetres.

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Winnipeg Doubles Up Public Facilities as Warm-Up Shelters

Winnipeg Doubles Up Public Facilities as Warm-Up Shelters

Winter Pedestrian
A pedestrian makes their way down King Street on Friday, December 29, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

With another frigid winter weekend ahead of us, the City of Winnipeg is inviting the public into civic facilities to warm up.

Buildings such as City Hall, public libraries, swimming pools and leisure centres are being offered up as areas to escape the cold as wind chills reach the -40 range over the coming days.

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Winnipeg Residents Make 115 Reports of Frozen Pipes

Winnipeg Residents Make 115 Reports of Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipe Thawing
City crews work to thaw a frozen pipe on Pritchard Avenue in this March 2014 file photo. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The city says 115 reports have been received of frozen pipes in Winnipeg this winter due to freezing temperatures.

Residents are encouraged to weatherproof basements or crawlspaces to prevent internal plumbing from freezing.

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Environment Canada Says Long-Lasting Cold Wave Unusual for This Time of Year

Environment Canada Says Long-Lasting Cold Wave Unusual for This Time of Year

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

Cold Weather Thermometer
(Thermometer image via Gary Whitton / Shutterstock)

Environment Canada says it’s not about how cold it is, but how long this wave of frigid air will stay around that’s unusual.

Meteorologist Alexandre Parent said Wednesday the big chill is affecting the Prairies, Ontario and western Quebec and was to spread into the Maritimes.

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Wind Chill Forces Closure of Stony Mountain Ski Area

Wind Chill Forces Closure of Stony Mountain Ski Area

Stony Mountain Ski Area (HANDOUT)

An intense wind chill currently gripping southern Manitoba has at least one winter destination remaining closed.

Stony Mountain Ski Area won’t operate today as the wind chill hovers around -40. Boxing Day temperatures were sitting near -29°C this morning, with a forecasted high of around -23°C.

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Dreaming of a Frigid Christmas? Southern Manitoba Under Extreme Cold Warning

Dreaming of a Frigid Christmas? Southern Manitoba Under Extreme Cold Warning

Cold Weather

Forecasters weren’t lying when they said Winnipeg will experience its coldest Christmas since 1996.

The city was placed under an extreme cold warning early Sunday, setting the stage for bitterly cold air that moved into southern Manitoba this weekend. Environment Canada says wind chill values will be near or below -40 at times through the Christmas period.

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